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Marie Luise Werneburg (Soprano)

Born: January 13, ____ - near Dresden, Saxony, Germany

The German soprano, Marie Luise Werneburg, grew up in a music-loving family in a vicarage in Dresden, and it it was a natural step for her to pursue a first study in Church Music. She then went on to do a graduate diploma

in singing at the University of the Arts in Bremen, where she received a prestigious scholarship from the Lutheran foundation Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e. V.

The German soprano, Marie Luise Werneburg, aims to sing with a natural, unpretentious delivery, speaking directly to the emotions of the listener. Having begun singing in the famous Dresdner Kammerchor (Director: Hans-Christoph Rademann) at a young age, she is a skilled ensemble singer, appearing with the likes of Collegium Vocale Gent (Director: Philippe Herreweghe) and the RIAS-Kammerchor but is now increasingly in demand as a soloist with groups including the Lautten Compagney, Cantus Thuringia, Weser Renaissance and the Rheinische Kantorei (Director: Hermann Max).

Whilst enjoying a wide repertoire from the Renaissance to Arnold Schoenberg, she has a particular affinity to German Baroque Music, especially the works of J.S. Bach and Heinrich Schütz but also those of lesser-known composers of the period, like Johann Rosenmüller and Heinrich Ignaz von Biber.

In addition to numerous concert appearances, she has also taken part in a number of staged productions, including a European tour of the contemporary “Dance Oratorio” Maria XXX with the Lautten Compagney, the role of Miles in Benjamin Britten's Turn of the Screw, Proserpina in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and Cabri in W.A. Mozart's La Betulia Liberata.

Amongst her extensive discography is the critically acclaimed recording of Heinrich Schütz' Psalmen Davids with the Dresdner Kammerchor, in which Marie Luise Werneburg’s singing was frequently singled out for praise by reviewers. She currently lives in Bremen, Germany.

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Source: Marie Luise Werneburg Website & Facebook profile
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Aryeh Oron (April 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Chiristfried Brödel


BWV 244

Annegret Siedel


BWV 469

Ralf Sochaczewsky


Video (2014): BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Marie Luise Weneburg - Sopranistin (Official Website) [German/English]
Marie Luise Werneburg on Facebook


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